Cavendish repeats at site of first Tour success

Crashes end Tour for Wiggins, delay Horner, Leipheimer

Just three years on from taking his first Tour de France win in Chateauroux, Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) claimed no less than his 17th stage victory when he won the bunch sprint into the same town, finishing a bike length clear of Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) and André Greipel (Omega Pharma).

Cavendish was set up perfectly by his eight HTC teammates, although it was Greipel who made the first move for the line, jumping clear on the right-hand side of the wide finishing boulevard from 200m out. As the German pressed on the right, Cavendish moved out from behind his lead-out man Mark Renshaw on the left, accelerated and never looked in danger of being beaten.

"This is a very special day for me. This was the one sprint that I really wanted apart from the one Paris because of its significance to me," said Cavendish soon after the finish. "The team took control early on and the camera shots of the run-in to the finish speak for themselves. The guys rode phenomenally well."

It was a very bittersweet day for British cycling, however, as Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins was forced to quit the race after being caught up in a big crash in the peloton with 40km remaining. Wiggins was left cradling his left shoulder and abandoned with a broken collarbone.

Told the news about Wiggins's misfortune, Cavendish was clearly shocked. "I didn't know that he'd crashed out," he said. "Where did that happen? I'm gutted for him. He is in the best form of his life and we could have brought home the sprints and yellow jersey to Britain.

"It's been particularly nervous this year – lots of riding on very small roads. And it's not normal to be fighting guys like Fränk Schleck for position with 4km to go like I was today. It's been really dangerous, but you just have to adapt to it."

The crash that ended Wiggins's Tour also saw FDJ's Rémi Pauriol forced out with a suspected broken collarbone, while RadioShack's run of bad luck continued. Chris Horner ended up a roadside ditch, but did manage to carry on after receiving treatment from the race doctor. However, the American finished more than 12 minutes down. His teammate Levi Leipheimer went down for the second day in a row and then punctured with just 7km remaining, but managed to finish in the 80-strong group that came home 3:06 down.

There was no change to the race lead, as Thor Hushovd finished 7th on the stage to maintain his grip on the yellow jersey heading into Saturday's stage to the summit finish at Super-Besse. Movistar's José Joaquín Rojas reclaimed the green jersey from Philippe Gilbert after finishing sixth in the day's intermediate sprint and ninth in Chateauroux. The Spaniard now leads the Belgian by 11 points, with Cavendish another six back in third.

"One of the objectives of the day was to get the green jersey back and we've achieved that, but I think this was my worst sprint of the Tour," said Rojas. "It was a super-nervous finish and it was very difficult to position myself. The only positive I take out of it is that I got the green jersey back."

Sky's ill-starred day also included the loss of Geraint Thomas's best young rider jersey. The Welshman finished in the second group after holding the white jersey for a week. It now moves onto the shoulders of Rabobank's Robert Gesink.

Saxo Bank boss Bjarne Riis no doubt spoke for many when he admitted that tomorrow's first sortie into the mountains can't come soon enough. "It was another and hopefully the final nervous stage of the race. I'm sorry to see that Wiggins is out because of a crash. Now, we're simply happy that we have reached the first mountains and we are probably going to see some of the top riders make an attack tomorrow. But I don't think it's going shake the GC that much. But I'm excited to see the race open in the mountains," said Riis.

A very early escape

Once again, the break of the day formed within moments of the flag marking the start of racing being dropped. Yannick Talabardon (Saur-Sojasun) and the FDJ duo of Gianni Meersman and Mickael Delage got clear inside the opening kilometre and were soon joined by Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel). The quartet quickly opened up a sizeable gap, peaking at just under 8 minutes with 45km covered.

With 90km done, Quick Step's Tom Boonen became the highest profile figure so far to quit the race after struggling for two days with injuries sustained on stage 5.

A strong westerly wind helped to keep the break in check, especially when the more sheltered roads during the first half of the stage gave way to open highways as the riders closed in on Chateauroux. The leading quartet's advantage began to drop even more quickly when HTC and Garmin started to set a more persistent pace on the front of the peloton as the stage entered its final third.

Wiggins abandons

A switch in the wind from across to more behind the riders provided an injection of pace that also increased the nervousness within the main peloton. The first clear indication of this came when a handful of riders crashed on the very right-hand side of the road with 48km remaining. None were obviously hurt, although Roman Kreuziger (Astana), Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack) and Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) had to chase hard to get back on.

With 40km remaining, there was a much bigger crash in the middle of the peloton. Dozens of riders went down, including Tyler Farrar, Alexandre Vinokourov, Leipheimer and Horner. But he most seriously affected was Team Sky leader Wiggins.

While Edvald Boasson Hagen, Xavier Zandio and Juan Antonio Flecha waited anxiously for their leader, Wiggins eventually got very gingerly to his feet, cradling his left arm. The doctor was quickly on the scene, carefully inspecting his shoulder as the Sky leader winced with pain. The first indication that his Tour was over came when his teammates were given the nod to move on as Wiggins sat down at the roadside. Moments later, his retirement was confirmed.

The intermediate sprint

Garmin and Leopard-Trek kept pressing the pace on the front of a much trimmed down bunch, as a group of 80-odd began to take shape behind, comprising those who had been caught up in the crash. Up ahead, the four breakaways reached the intermediate sprint at Buzançais. Delage jumped from the back of the line to take it ahead of teammate Meersman, who had set a fierce pace towards the line.

Less than a minute later, Mark Cavendish produced a flash of speed to take fifth place ahead of José Joaquín Rojas. Cavendish later revealed that in the melee before the sprint the binding on his shoe had been ripped open, and he'd only managed to secure it just before his HTC teammates led him out in that sprint.

The four breakaways were swept up with 14km remaining as HTC pushed the pace on the front of the peloton. After Lars Bak, Danny Pate and Tejay Van Garderen had done a lot of the spadework in keeping the break in touch and then bringing it back, Peter Velits and Bernhard Eisel produced powerful stints on the front of the bunch to set up Tony Martin going into final 1500m. Martin added more speed, Matt Goss upped it again, before Mark Renshaw provided Cavendish with another lift to set up for his dash towards a 17th Tour success.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad5:38:53 
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
3André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
4Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
5William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
7Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
8Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
12Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
13Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
15Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
17Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
18David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
20Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
21Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
22Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
23Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
24Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
25Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
26Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
27Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
28Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
29Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
30Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
31Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
32Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
33Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
34José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
35Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
36Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
37Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
39Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
40Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
41Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
42Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
43Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
44Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
45Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
46Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
47Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
48Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
49Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
50Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
51Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
52Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
53Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
54Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
55Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
56Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
57Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
58Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
59Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
60Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
61Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
62Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
63Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
64Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
65Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
66Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
67Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
68Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
69Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
70Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
71Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
72Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
73Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
74Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
75Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
76Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
77Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
78Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ  
79Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
80Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
81Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:16 
82Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:19 
83David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD0:00:32 
84Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
85Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:02 
86Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard  
87Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:01:08 
88Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:01:22 
89Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
90Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
91Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
92Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
93Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:01:53 
94Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
95David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:02:13 
96Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:41 
97Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:44 
98Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
99Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:06 
100Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
101Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
102Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
103Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
104Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
105Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
106Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
107Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
108Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
109David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
110Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
111Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
112Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
113Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
114Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
115Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
116Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
117Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
118Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
119Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
120Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
121Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
122Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
123Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
124Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
125Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team  
126Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
127George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
128Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
129Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
130Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
131Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
132Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
133Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
134Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
135Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
136Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
137Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
138Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
139Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
140Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
141Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
142Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
143Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
144Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
145Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
146Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
147Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
148Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
149Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
150Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
151Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
152Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
153Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
154Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana  
155Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
156Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
157Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
158Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
159Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
160John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
161Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
162Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
163Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
164Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
165Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
166Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
167Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
168Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
169David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
170Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
171Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
172Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
173Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
174Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
175Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
176Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
177Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
178Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
179Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
180Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:37 
181Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:14 
182Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:06:38 
183Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
184Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
185Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:12:41 
186Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
187Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
188Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
189Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
190Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
DNFBradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
DNFTom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFRémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad45 pts
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD35 
3André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto30 
4Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team26 
5William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ22 
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team20 
7Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo18 
8Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar16 
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team14 
10Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
11Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
12Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ8 
13Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
15Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2 
Intermediate sprint - Buzançais, km. 192.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ20 pts
2Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ17 
3Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun15 
4Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
5Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad11 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team10 
7Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad9 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
9Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek7 
10Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek6 
11Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad5 
12Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek4 
13Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
14José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team2 
15Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team5:38:53 
2Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
3Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
4Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
6Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
7Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
8Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
9Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
10Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
11Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
12Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
13Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
14Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:19 
15Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:44 
16Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:06 
17Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
18Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
19Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
20Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
21Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
22Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
23Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
24Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
25Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
26Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
27Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
28Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
29Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
30Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
31Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
32Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
33Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
34Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
35Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:37 
36Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:14 
37Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:06:38 
38Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:12:41 
39Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Lotto16:56:39 
2Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Team Garmin-Cervelo  
4Leopard Trek  
5HTC-Highroad  
6AG2R La Mondiale  
7Lampre - ISD  
8FDJ  
9Rabobank Cycling Team  
10Movistar Team  
11Quickstep Cycling Team  
12BMC Racing Team  
13Katusha Team  
14Euskaltel-Euskadi  
15Team RadioShack  
16Saxo Bank Sungard  
17Liquigas-Cannondale  
18Team Europcar0:00:32 
19Saur - Sojasun0:01:22 
20Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:06 
21Pro Team Astana0:06:12 
22Sky Procycling0:09:18 
General classification after stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo28:29:27 
2Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:01 
3Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:00:04 
4David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:08 
5Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack0:00:10 
6Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:00:12 
7Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
8Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:13 
9Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
10Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:20 
11Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:32 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:33 
13Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:39 
14Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:40 
15Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:03 
16Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:04 
17Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:01:06 
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:12 
19Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
20Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:15 
21Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
22Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:21 
23Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:29 
24Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:42 
25Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:57 
26Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
27Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:02:00 
28Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:13 
29Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:15 
30Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:19 
31Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:02:24 
32Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:36 
33Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:02:37 
34Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team0:02:43 
35Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:52 
36Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:07 
37Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:03:16 
38Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:03:18 
39Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
40Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:24 
41Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:30 
42Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:00 
43Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:04:02 
44Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:04 
45Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:18 
46Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:20 
47Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:04:24 
48Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:28 
49Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
50Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:04:29 
51Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:40 
52Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:51 
53Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:04:54 
54Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:05:05 
55George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:05:16 
56Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:05:24 
57Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:05:35 
58Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:59 
59Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:06:06 
60William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:06:13 
61Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ0:06:14 
62Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:16 
63Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:26 
64José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
65Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:06:28 
66Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:06:29 
67Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
68Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:06:40 
69Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:47 
70Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:06:56 
71Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:57 
72Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:58 
73Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:07:15 
74Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:20 
75David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:28 
76Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:34 
77Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:53 
78Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:08:06 
79Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek0:08:33 
80Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:40 
81Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:49 
82Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:09:01 
83Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:09:03 
84Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:09:08 
85Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:17 
86Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling0:09:22 
87Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:26 
88Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:28 
89Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:41 
90Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:42 
91David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD0:09:48 
92Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack0:09:50 
94Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:51 
95Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:54 
96Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:09:55 
97Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:57 
98Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:19 
99Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:10:46 
100Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:10:48 
101Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:03 
102Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:11:15 
103Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:16 
104Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:11:20 
105Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:40 
106Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:11:46 
107John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:47 
108Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard0:11:51 
109Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:12:03 
110Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:12:05 
111Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:14 
112Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:12:17 
113Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:12:21 
114Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:12:23 
115Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:12:29 
116Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:42 
117Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:44 
118Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:12:47 
119Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack0:12:59 
120Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana0:13:04 
121Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:13:11 
122Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:24 
123Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana0:13:32 
124Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:13:36 
125Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:13:47 
126Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
127Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:13:52 
128Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:13:58 
129Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:18 
130Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:14:23 
131Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:15:00 
132Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:15:03 
133Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:15:12 
134Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:15:15 
135Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:19 
136Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:15:26 
137Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:15:44 
138Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:53 
139Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:15:54 
140Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana0:16:01 
141Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:16:07 
142Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:16:12 
143Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:42 
144Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:16:45 
145Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:16:47 
146Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:56 
147Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:17:06 
148Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:17:14 
149David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:17:21 
150Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:17:44 
151Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:17:45 
152Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:18:29 
153Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:18:30 
154Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:18:38 
155Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:18:45 
156Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:18:57 
157Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:19:10 
158Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:19:22 
159Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:19:44 
160Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:19:56 
161Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:19:57 
162Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:20:05 
163Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:20:14 
164Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:21:02 
165André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:21:18 
166Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:21:43 
167Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad0:23:06 
168Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:24:19 
169Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:24:33 
170Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:51 
171Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:25:14 
172Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:25:42 
173David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:26:44 
174Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:26:49 
175Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:28:24 
176Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:28:48 
177Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
178Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:28:53 
179Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:29:13 
180Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:29:44 
181Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team0:29:50 
182Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:30:13 
183Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
184Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack0:30:44 
185Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:31:32 
186Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:31:39 
187Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team0:35:05 
188Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:42:07 
189Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:47:45 
190Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:49:29 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team167 pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto156 
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad150 
4Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo130 
5Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team99 
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team98 
7André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto78 
8Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo76 
9Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale60 
10Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team55 
11Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ54 
12Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team53 
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling51 
14Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD47 
15Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar44 
16Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling44 
17Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack40 
18Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad40 
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto38 
20William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ38 
21Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ37 
22Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard35 
23José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team34 
24Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne33 
25Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team32 
26Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team31 
27Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek30 
28Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana30 
29Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ26 
30Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne26 
31Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling26 
32Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun24 
33Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ21 
34Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ20 
35Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ20 
36Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo18 
37Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad17 
38Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne17 
39Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team17 
40Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad17 
41Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek16 
42Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
43Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi16 
44Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team16 
45Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun15 
46Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team15 
47Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar15 
48Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
49Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale15 
50Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team15 
51Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
52Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack14 
53Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
54Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
55Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD13 
56Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
57Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun13 
58Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale11 
59Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team11 
60Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek10 
61Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
62Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling10 
63Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek7 
64Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team7 
65Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad6 
66Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
67Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
68Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team6 
69Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
70Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar4 
71Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek4 
72Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
73Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2 
74Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad2 
75Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana2 
76Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
77Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek1 
78Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1 
79Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
80Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 pts
2Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ3 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team2 
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
5Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ1 
6Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
7Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
8Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team28:29:47 
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:53 
3Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:02:17 
4Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:32 
5Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:56 
6Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:58 
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
8Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:04 
9Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:03:42 
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:44 
11Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team0:03:58 
12Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:00 
13Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:04:04 
14Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:04:08 
15Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:20 
16Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:04:34 
17Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:05:15 
18Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:56 
19Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:06:36 
20Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:06:55 
21Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:00 
22Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:14 
23Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:07:46 
24Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:29 
25Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:10:56 
26Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:11:45 
27Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:57 
28Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:12:03 
29Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:15:06 
30Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:15:24 
31Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:36 
32Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:46 
33Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:18:18 
34Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:18:50 
35Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:23:59 
36Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:25:22 
37Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:29:53 
38Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:31:19 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Garmin-Cervelo84:39:01 
2Leopard Trek0:00:04 
3Team RadioShack0:00:10 
4HTC-Highroad0:00:13 
5Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:21 
6Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:34 
7Katusha Team0:01:46 
8Team Europcar0:02:10 
9Movistar Team0:02:29 
10Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:53 
11FDJ0:03:05 
12Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:07 
13AG2R La Mondiale0:03:29 
14BMC Racing Team0:04:28 
15Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:41 
16Lampre - ISD0:05:24 
17Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:05:25 
18Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:30 
19Pro Team Astana0:07:49 
20Sky Procycling0:09:20 
21Saur - Sojasun0:09:27 
22Saxo Bank Sungard0:12:32 

 

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